Super Glue Adheres More Strongly if You Add a Little Water Before Applying It

Daven Hiskey 1
Now You KnowYou should know Super Glue adheres more strongly if you add a little water before applying it.

Super Glue adheres nearly instantly when it comes in contact with the hydroxyl ions in water.  When this happens, the molecules form chains that make a very strong and durable plastic mesh that eventually hardens.  Thanks to the fact that an amazing amount of materials out there have some trace amount of water at their surface, in part due to water in the air, adding water to these objects is typically not necessary, though it will help create a stronger bond if you add some before applying the Super Glue.  This is easily done with a spray bottle filled with water and set to mist.

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  1. Bernard August 22, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Also, adding bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) will act as a quick hardening catalyst and can be used to “drip-build” very durable filling/material…

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